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Onda V972 Allwinner A31 Quad Core 9.7inch Retina IPS Screen Dual Camera Tablet PC

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u669983

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Jan 25, 2012
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New firmware version based on sdk 3.2 seemingly released . But cant have access to the link so far !
Link for all versions here:

http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389436537

changelog:

1, to enhance DDR memory operating frequency, A31S tablet to enhance the performance of the whole series!
2, smarter Wi-Fi connectivity: Supports Wi-Fi sleep download function continuous line
3, more intelligent backlight / Lai color control system!
4, the new 4K player, more user-friendly UI design, optimize operation details Experience
5, epic castle test scores, beyond other domestic programs quad-core tablet!
6, high 3D mark test score - 4977 points!
7, 8 engine optimization to further enhance the strong GPU performance and stability!
8, optimizing operation fluency web, web browsing speed significantly improved
9, optimize standby unlocked fluency, sharp tips unlock standby wake fluency
10, optimize download speed, optimize network download speed, background downloading fluency improved!
11, fluency optimize multitasking, multi-task to enhance fluency, the fastest one second program switching!
12, fully optimized system fluency, better Android4.2.2, optimized to run smoother!
13, touching the corresponding faster, optimized touch fluency, the main interface of up to 62fps!
14, running, switch faster! The world's fastest tablet operating one!
15,4 seconds speed boot! Challenges Global Tablet PC startup speed limit!
16, to further improve, improve the system, to create faster, more stable Android Smartphone platform upgrade ang
reached four core tablet is by far the smoothest Android tablet world. Firmware download address: http://pan.baidu.co

cheers
 

zsnorbi

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Dec 16, 2010
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safe to say the latest stock rom is one of the best rom available for v972 currently?

It is indeed the most fluent rom for our onda till now, little toughts about it these what i have tested:
1. Fast scrolling
2. Increased overall speed
3. Increased download speed
4. Boot speed amazingly increased
5. Lower system bar height seems to be inreased for me
6. Fastest battery drain ever:(
+1 network signal bar removed
 
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SiaoKia

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It is indeed the most fluent rom for our onda till now, little toughts about it these what i have tested:
1. Fast scrolling
2. Increased overall speed
3. Increased download speed
4. Boot speed amazingly increased
5. Lower system bar height seems to be inreased for me
6. Fastest battery drain ever:(

omg.. that doesn't sound assuring at all :(
 

zcink

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zcink

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Try with Chrome. For me firefox has this problem at Mega.

That worked. I prefer Firefox but Chrome downloaded it fast.
Awesome that you knew that.

Thanks again.




**** New Firmware runs great. Love it.
Had to figure out how to get it from Chinese to English.

I've always hated how this tablet takes forever to fully boot up.
Now it takes like 3 seconds. Amazing.
Its like someone took the kink out the hose and now it flows like it should.

Battery life has never been good on this tablet.
sucks down the juice fast.
I pretty much leave it on a 3 amp charger all the time.
 
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u669983

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**** New Firmware runs great. Love it.
Had to figure out how to get it from Chinese to English.

I've always hated how this tablet takes forever to fully boot up.
Now it takes like 3 seconds. Amazing.
Its like someone took the kink out the hose and now it flows like it should.

Battery life has never been good on this tablet.
sucks down the juice fast.
I pretty much leave it on a 3 amp charger all the time.[/QUOTE]


Yes agree that the experience with this latest firmware is awesome. So fast and fluid . Every app I have tried so far worked perfectly. Even papyrus which could not be used before is ok now.
As for the battery , i have not had time to see if there is any difference. But there again i never had a major issue with it as I normally enjoy at least 5-6 hours of continuous reading , browsing etc . For those who miss it , it is always a good practice to do a battery calibration after flashing a new rom. I will report back on the battery with this new rom tomorrow.

I will strongly advise everyone to flash this new rom. It can be easily rooted with eroot software.
 

curiou5

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Where can I download the Windows XP MTP driver and the USB driver. I am getting the the incompatible driver each time I plug in the onda to the USB port. I have used the USB driver downloaded from Phoenixsuit 1.06. I have no problem linking the onda to windows 7 laptop.
 

clueless25

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Mar 31, 2013
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OUCH! Help

I know it's probably my fault was early in the am. I reset tablet, told arctools to load in bootloader mode and well..... Its freakin stuck in a loop of just the one icon A31 quad-core.....

computer doesn't see the tablet either.. I need help...

this is a 32gb system tablet and i cant remember if i put it in debugging mode or not
 
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kleinyair

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I know it's probably my fault was early in the am. I reset tablet, told arctools to load in bootloader mode and well..... Its freakin stuck in a loop of just the one icon A31 quad-core.....

computer doesn't see the tablet either.. I need help...

this is a 32gb system tablet and i cant remember if i put it in debugging mode or not

load firmware on pheonix suite,make sure tablet is off.Hold down home button and plug in usb,while still holding home press on/off 10 to 20 times,download should begin.press yes to format and install.
 
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clueless25

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load firmware on pheonix suite,make sure tablet is off.Hold down home button and plug in usb,while still holding home press on/off 10 to 20 times,download should begin.press yes to format and install.

well that's what I had been doing but it was looping bad however by the time I got home from work it was OK is there such a thing as timing out on that issue? it is updates now with new firmware 4.2.2 v3.2 still getting popups of android processing services failing- on a humorous note its not a good idea to have puppies near by when flashing--little bugger pulled USB out.
 

minerva1961

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I've always hated how this tablet takes forever to fully boot up.
Now it takes like 3 seconds. Amazing.
Its like someone took the kink out the hose and now it flows like it should.
.

Indeed, it's like a completely different tablet, the difference in response times are staggering, shame it's taken them this long to get their act together but now it all 'just works'.
 

clueless25

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Sent from my V972 Core4 using xda app-developers app

Camera is borked in this version. My opinion. Its dark, grainy and no good control for true light balance. Haven't seen good camera since version that came with tablet.
 

cau96176

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Yes agree that the experience with this latest firmware is awesome. So fast and fluid . Every app I have tried so far worked perfectly. Even papyrus which could not be used before is ok now.
As for the battery , i have not had time to see if there is any difference. But there again i never had a major issue with it as I normally enjoy at least 5-6 hours of continuous reading , browsing etc . For those who miss it , it is always a good practice to do a battery calibration after flashing a new rom. I will report back on the battery with this new rom tomorrow.

I will strongly advise everyone to flash this new rom. It can be easily rooted with eroot software.

I tried the eroot software and although it did say it was rooted it did not work properly.
I then went dow the old fashioned root of using ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3.zip from here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37860604&nocache=1&z=3452915204688906
 
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KnieveI

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Fastboot?!

When i turn of tablet for fastboot, it is just sleeping. Still using a lot of battery during the night.
Looking at battery usage in settings stating that tablet hasnt been turned of at all.
Have i missed something?
Thanks
Knievel
 

zsnorbi

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After a few discharge-recharge cycles it seems that the battery consumption normalized somehow, i managed to run 4 hrs 30 mins of continuous use. That's not bad at all. The performance and fluency is also amazing so i would recommend the new V3.2 firmware.
 

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    Updated collection of Onda V972 ROMs

    Official ROMs

    Version 1.35
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 298 MB
    Description:
    - Improved stability of the system
    - Improved file system mount options
    - Space for the application restored to 2 GB
    - Improvements in the function of OTA updates
    - Fixes an issue in which some device is not held firmware

    Version 1.33
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release date: February 28, 2013
    Size: 296 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, set SuperSU. from Market
    - Improved system stability, bug fixes
    - Solved the problem in the application noise Wechat 4.5 Talking
    - Fixed a problem with the applications listed in section 2 GB?
    - Fixed update OTA
    - Fixed a problem installing the firmware on some Soup
    - Improved audio settings, equalizer settings - Bass Boost and 3D-effect

    Version 1.32
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 5 of February 2013
    Size: 293 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Improved system stability, bug fixes
    - Updated the Camera application
    - The function of the burst in the Camera application with setting 10 \ s
    - Improved settings display \ color
    - Added intellectual illumination
    - Removed the ability to shoot 1080P video back camera
    - Removed the ability to charge via USB when connected to PC

    Version 1.21
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 4 of February 2013 (Now that ROM remowed from Official Site, but still on fileshare)
    Size: 342 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Improved system stability, some bug fixes

    Version 1.2
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 16 of January 2013
    Size: 296 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Fixed a problem with the front camera, when it was 0.3 megapixels instead of 2.0
    - Improvements in the interface and application icons
    - Improving the quality of photos
    - Added the ability to shoot back camera 1080P video
    - Improved system response
    - Increased stability of the system

    Version 1.1 Beta
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 12 of January 2013 (Now deleted from site and fileshare)
    Size: 301 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root
    - Fixed a problem with the front camera, when it was 0.3 megapixels instead of 2.0
    - Improved quality of photos
    - Added the ability to shoot back camera 1080P video
    - Improved system response

    Version 1.02
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 31 of December 2012
    Size: 274 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - At the moment is not relevant


    Custom ROMs

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v135 rooted
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    This custom firmware is based on the official firmware version 1.35
    Release Date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 264 MB
    Key features:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, SuperSU 1.25 (free version)
    - The default language is English
    - Removed the majority of Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Improved compatibility of applications in Google Play
    - Added ArcTools application for easy installation CWM recovery

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v133 rooted
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    This custom firmware is based on the official firmware version 1.33
    Release Date: March 1, 2013
    Size: 261 MB
    Key features:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, SuperSU 1.20 (free version)
    - The language of the default English
    - Removed the majority of Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Improved compatibility of applications in Google Play
    This firmware is available for applications 2 GB (section / data)

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v132 rooted
    Download: Arctablet Site | Mega
    Release Date: 7 of February 2013
    Size: 260 MB
    Description:
    - Root with latest SuperSU 1.04 (free version)
    - System default setup English
    - Removed most Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Google Play Store fixes so more application are visible/compatible

    Lost World 1.2
    Download: Mega | Baidu
    Release Date: March 12, 2013
    Size: 239 MB
    Description:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Comes with a Root-rights

    Canary Rom v1.0 by Nuazet
    Download:Mega | Uploaded
    Release Date: March 17, 2013
    Size: 278 MB
    Description:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Deodexed
    - Zipaligned
    - The core is stock
    - Performance Improvements
    - Changes in the speed and stability
    - Changes in energy saving
    - Improved sound and Sony xLOUD CLEARBASS
    - Removed Chinese applications
    - The stock Launcher and Nova Launcher
    - Changed Butanimatsiya
    - Multiple skins

    SuperNova 3.1
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 13, 2013
    Size: 280 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Deodexed
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zipaligned
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Change the permissions required for compatibility of some applications to Play Market
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy
    Removed regular launcher because of its instability

    SuperNova 3.0
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 280 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Deodexed
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zipaligned
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Change the permissions required for compatibility of some applications to Play Market
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy
    * Removed regular launcher because of its instability

    SuperNova 2.0
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 2, 2013
    Size: 282 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.33
    - Deodeksirovana
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zip-optimized
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy

    SuperNova 1.0
    Download: Mega | GDrive | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 15 of February 2013
    Size: 343 MB
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.32
    - Deodex
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Installed as a zip-archive
    - Changed Build.prop: The device is identified as a Nexus 7 in Google Play Market
    - Improved Wi-Fi subsystem
    - By default selected Spanish language
    - Improved memory management
    - Returned to the ability to record video in 1080p


    ROOTs:

    ROOT_Core4 - First Chinese ROOT for Device
    ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3 - This script, created by the Spanish user in the vast htcmania not only ROOT device, but also removes the (retaining a backup) Chinese application, and also sets the Nova Launcher. And also changes Boot Animation.
    ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3.1 - Like not replace standard launcher, only install Nova, also removes icons of Chinese applications from the desktop, as they start up with some errors.
    Onda_Allwinner_A31_root_v1_0 - Script from arctablet, alteration of the previous (not install Nova and do not change the boot animation).


    Recovery:

    CWM Recovery Onda v971 and V972 - The first version of the most famous modified porting recovery giving far more opportunities than with the stock. It has a problems with 32GB versions. How to install .
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    ROM list updated!

    Updated a ROMs list with new official and custom ROMS. Add a Mega and Ya.Disk mirrors for every ROM.
    4
    imgRePacker

    I added support for PhoenixSuite image forrmat into imgRePacker (2.03)
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    Okay guys a quick update. Not sure, if I should be posting it here but I will still go ahead as we dont have a dedicated development thread yet.

    So last night I studied the partitions, extracted the stock recovery img and tried to build cwm recovery from the cwm online builder. I pushed it on to the recovery partition, and rebooted into recovery. Finally I did manage to get the cwm recovery interface but too bad it did not recognize my partitions. Worse, I ended up bricking my device as it went in cwm loop and on every restart I just got cwm with no keys working. :crying:

    Luckily I knew that Allwinner A31 is almost brick free because the Installation suite doesn't rely on recovery and use flash mode to install firmware. So I am up and running again. I just repartioned to be sure. :good::good:

    I'll keep going. I realize now that the A10 also has similar paritions structure, maybe I could get help from there. For anyone interested I am attaching the recovery.fstab which u can refer to extarct images using dd command.

    PM me or write here if anyone needs the recovery or boot images. I already have then extracted. Sorry for the long post.
    There is just one thing thats been bothering me. How we supposed to use CWM even if we get it working with just two keys on the tablet? Maybe I should directly try cwm touch.

    Thanks. I'll keep you guys posted.
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    onda has not enabled any power managment features of the tablet yet. There is a power managment chip, and the A31 has power managment as well not being used. The A31 is being ran at 1ghz even when idle. If you factor that in with battery life right now at 4-4.5 hours , just think what it should get once those features are enabled.

    I have 2 of these and one of mine I was messing with for over 4 hours (installing apps rooting upgrading/downgrading firmware, ect) and it was at 69% I have not had any of the browser lag, however every so often when going into google play I get no connection retry. This has happened to me with all of my tablets so not sure if this is wifi power managment or not.

    I have read about some quality control issues with some units, but both of mine seem to be working and looking great so far. I also did the firmware upgrade on a factory fresh device. I think this helps with stability.



    PS, Every new battery operated device i have owned I have always let it charged for 24 hours before messing with it. Even if they state they are fully charged when they come out of the box. I have always had pretty consistent battery life trough the life of the device. Just my personal experience.

    Note Take Battery MAH on Chinese batteries with a grain of salt. I have seen the same model make of battery advertised and many different MAH. They never are tested at what they say. I would not be surprised if ainol novo9 and onda v972 use the same exact battery. The thing about numbers anyone good in math can make numbers say anything you want. And guess who is really good with numbers. :)